Beyond EQ

Courage

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It would be good to replace this as the idea of courage in all our minds. How many times have you fallen – and gotten up, when it was so hard to do so? Kudos to you. I hope you celebrate all those times of success this weekend! #success #leadership #kudos

Awareness

The Biggest Self-Awareness Mistake

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Self-awareness is life changing. Without self-awareness, you don’t have choice. Nothing changes. You can’t build freedom:  you’re stuck in not knowing. HoWEvEr, there’s a huge, bloomin’, painful mistake we make with self-awareness. We couple it with SELF-JUDGEMENT. Self-awareness and self-judgement go together like oil and water. When they’re paired, you’re thinking about what’s wrong with […]

Awareness

Triggered Doesn’t Mean a Toxic Person

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The whole thing about being triggered can be pretty confusing. Some people think that if someone triggers them then that person is a toxic person. That’s not true though. In fact, the bigger you grow yourself, the more likely people around you are to get triggered. That’s because self-esteem is low in places where we […]

Awareness

Have We Been Setting Goals All Wrong?

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New research suggests we might be doing goal setting all wrong. That we might even be thinking of them wrong. Most people have heard of SMART. The acronym that goals should be Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic and Time-bound. The new research is upending that. Turns out setting really big, juicy goals might be the way […]

Communication

Defining Psychological Safety

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Psychological safety is defined as being able to show and employ oneself without fear of negative consequences to self-image, status or career. It’s the idea of a workplace is a safe place for interpersonal risk taking. What does that really mean? It means people feel a sense of emotional safety. They feel internally relaxed. It’s […]

Awareness

Thriving in Truth

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You thrive in truth. We all do. So, why do we spend so much time avoiding it? Turning our backs on our conscious awareness? One reason is that we project fear into our future. We fear that if we really embody a new truth, take it into our bones, then we’ll have to LIVE it. […]

Awareness

The Costs of Emotional Abandonment to Leaders

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There’s a bit of an epidemic of leaders and entrepreneurs working from a place of emotional abandonment. Still, many manage to become enormously successful. But they do it by bypassing the self. They can’t really feel their success. Or a sense of connection. Last week, a colleague commented that many guys don’t do the kind […]

Communication

The Challenges of Leadership Authenticity

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Leaders struggle with being authentic with their teams. They’re told to be vulnerable and yet that can backfire. When a leader is afraid over some aspect of the company and shares that, it can lead to anxiety in employees. So what to do? It’s a bit in the way you frame it. Doug Hensch, author […]

Awareness

Complaining or Feeling Frustration

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Have you found yourself complaining? Feeling frustrated? It’s a sign that it’s time to tune in. We all do it sometimes. It’s not a good feeling place. So, why do we do it? Complaining allows us to vent. It lowers the emotional overwhelm. Brings down the boil to a simmer. However, if doesn’t bring resolution […]

Awareness

8 Pitfalls of Emotional Intelligence: A Summary

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The downside of higher EQ isn’t well known, yet those pitfalls can keep you off-balance without understanding why. Emotions have a profound effect on our lives. The more we educate ourselves on them, the more empowered we become and the better able to create inner peace and freedom. I wrote a series of articles on […]